Opening to the Spirit – Online

October 18, 2015 - November 22, 2015
Opening to the Spirit – Online $75.00
Opening to the Spirit - Online

Join Carole Crumley as she illuminates the introductory core prayer practices found in Tilden Edwards’ Living in the Presence. Weekly material will focus on nurturing presence through body, breath and mind (with audio guided meditations from Tilden Edwards, Marlene Maier, and the late Gerald May). This offering is the first in the Online School of Contemplative Prayer Series; however, the courses can be taken in any sequence that feels right for you. (This eCourse was previously named “Presence through Body, Breath & Mind.”)

Wherever you are in your prayer life—whether you feel like a beginner or want to deepen a particular practice; whether you want to explore new ways of praying or are seeking the support of like-spirited others in an online setting—the School of Contemplative Prayer Series offers something for you.

The online sessions are experiential and will include: enrichment and support for your daily practice through weekly course material, contemplative quotes and images, and midweek e-mail check-ins; encouragement for opening to God through a particular way of praying; opportunities for conference call, journaling and shared reflection with other participants through a simple, secure, members-only web space.

During the six-week course, each session builds on the previous sessions, so we encourage you to participate in all sessions sequentially. The online aspect of the course offers you the flexibility of viewing the course material at any time during your day that is right for you. Through it all, your daily silent prayer discipline is the most important aspect of this course.

“Illumination is the word that says it all. Life for me now includes these practices for my mental, physical and spiritual health. In contemplative prayer I have rediscovered the doorway to experiencing the Holy within myself.” — An eCourse graduate

Technical Requirements: Google Chrome or Firefox browsers are highly recommended. Biweekly e-mails connect you to the course website. Teachings are hosted by YouTube. Weekly reflection questions are offered for download and printing. Prayerful technical assistance is offered via email. Adjust your email spam filters to receive emails from [email protected] and [email protected] before the course start date.

Dates: October 18 to November 22, 2015

Time: Flexible, you will receive Sunday and Thursday e-mails. Estimated 20 minutes a day for daily practice.

Leader: Carole Crumley and other Shalem staff (including audio recordings of Tilden Edwards, Marlene Maier, and the late Gerald May)

Location: The Contemplative-Living website, a secure, members-only web community of Shalem Institute

Cost: $75

PLEASE NOTE: IN ORDER FOR YOUR ORDER TO BE PROCESSED CORRECTLY, ONLY ONE PERSON CAN REGISTER PER FORM/PER EVENT. If you register for another person by filling out a separate form, you MUST INCLUDE A SEPARATE and VALID EMAIL ADDRESS. All required information must be submitted in order for your registration to be valid.

If you would rather not register online please contact our office at 301-897-7334 or email [email protected].

Learn about registering as a group of three or more. Are you a Shalem long-term program graduate? Partner with us through our Leadership Packages. For detailed information about this program click here.